SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES AS ANOTHER 10 PEOPLE TEST POSITIVE

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Another 10 people across the Isle of Wight have tested positive for COVID-19, with 9 new cases registered in a single day.

Latest data from Public Health England shows that a total of 522 people have contracted the virus since the start of the pandemic.

89 people have died from the coronavirus on the Island, with 1 person currently being treated in hospital. The average age of those who have died from COVID-19 on the Island is 85.

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45 cases have been confirmed locally since 1st October.

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Jay

Here we go … Manchester are now refusing to accept total lockdown – pity we can’t let them know we don’t want them here – particularly not in their coach loads.
Wondered how long before anarchy happened ????

Little Pots

Any area which houses ‘those who can do no wrong’ yet constantly ‘do’ will not abide by rules, and the country would be better off in so many ways without such here.

Mike

No Surprises there, spotted several coaches on the island this week from affected areas up North, how come.

Dave

Because the island is part of the UK, so people can come & go as they please. It used to be connected to the mainland

Karn Evil 9

Here we go. Hope the tourist board is happy, the season is over and the island gets infected. For christ sake Seely and co, do something.

Ulrika Droupin

Quite. Are they blind or just ignorant? For God’s sake follow the Welsh example and keep us safe. What is more important money or health?
 

Bob

Stop moaning its not your island every one should enjoy it your acting like the world going to end 10 people tested positive for a comon cold its scare tactics wake up live your life be free

Karn Evil 9

If I live here then I’m it’s sort of where I live and I don’t want idiots over here from infected areas, are you one of those then BOB

Bob

Ive lived here most of my life thanks got to get the inbred out of u islanders and if u dont live here what u moaning about

Mandy

The whole inbred lOW thing is very boring, try some new material for a change. If you overners don’t like the lsland or the locals , there are ferries every hour to take you back.

The oracle

Us Overners love the Island. It’s you small minded inbred locals that we don’t like. Hopefully, the bad inbred blood will eventually be thinned out.

Mandy

Like I said before, if you don’t like the locals, there are ferries every hour.

Opinions Matter

Stop with the insults why don’t you and get back to the post……some people can be so nasty!!! Now, before you start insulting me, I am an overner, ok. Quit Ur bitchin’ Oracle, be nice…….

Mandy

One more thing Bob , this is how you spell believe, i before e except after c . Maybe on your way back to the mainland stop off at an lOW primary school.

Jay

This killed 3 people I know, yea sure its a common cold you ignorant idiot.

Lol

Blimey….your opinions are so invalid and ignorant it’s laughable! It’s not a common cold you idiot. Eveyones beliefs on the situation is irrelevant, just accept the facts and stay within the guidelines. How bloody hard is that. End of!

Bob

Very touchy

Richard

Well done, you’ve taken trolling to a new low. Over 43,000 have died in the UK already. Please, go to the relatives and tell them it’s “just a cold” that killed their loved one. AH I forgot, trolls like you are too chicken $^£% to say it in public. Maybe when you move out of mummy’s house you’ll understand.

Bob

Calm down dicky your end up having heart attack

Opinions Matter

Stop the coaches coming here from……….we don’t know where. Could be from a Tier 3 part of the country couldnt it……but the Council and the Isle of Wight Tourist Board won’t do that. Squeeze the last bit out of the season and hope and keep everything crossed the infection rate doesn’t increase!!!!!!

Bob

Maybe you should move of the island and find somewhere to hide till the lies are over

Karn Evil 9

Lies, idiot, tell the families of those who have died from the virus that it’s all lies.

Bob

Do you no any one then. they have lied all the way through this Bull they lied about the number of people dying did you not ask your self.why they lied a its a cold old people die every year of flu in fact more died last year than this year strange that the flu has been scared of by corona just open ur eyes do some research its about another agenda

Karn Evil 9

I think you need to check in and Newcroft Bob.

Islander

Bob, the fact that you are unable to write the Queen’s English, that you can’t spell, have never heard of punctuation and will not accept proven facts if they don’t suit your argument, shows an ignorance which probably explains your ludicrous assertions.

Bob

Ow well mate we may not be as highly educated as you but still you were able to read it and it got into your head

Lol

You have no credibility at all with these ignorant comments, at least spell correctly before posting your pointless opinion.

Bob

Show me the real evidence do some research other than the bbc ask your self why the corona virus has a patent number why the hospitals were empty during a pandemic and doctors and nurses had time to make tik tok vids the whole agenda is a joke i wont wear a mask and i wont be told to stay in doors away from my family. but i am expected to still go to work to pay my taxes

Karn Evil 9

hospitals empty that’s bullshit.I know that for a fact, idiot.

Bob

really i no people who work up there and they even said no dif to every other year really a pandemic

Allchie

The irony of your comment Bob is that people with your attitude are the ones feeding the spread of the virus and driving the need for temporary lockdown rules to be in place which ‘infringe your human rights’ as you ridiculously put it. Carry on frazzling your brain with internet conspiracy theories that are drawing you away from reality.

Bob

my reality is go to work and carry on as normal are you getting a bit worked up

Duncan Disorderly

Not at all, just offering a different perspective that may make you think wider than your blinkered approach.

Lol

Nobody can carry on as normal anymore as this pandemic is the NEW normal. Your are so blinkered and too dumb to accept the facts. Hopefully one day you’ll have the guts to grow up and follow these rules instead trying to behave like you’re above them like a pathetic rebel.

Pepe

Seems like inbred Bob has forgotten his medication today.

Mal49

Hospitals are empty!!. You speak in that tone to my daughter in law in the Midlands. The nurses are so stretched and tired, depressed and fed up to back teeth of your type of attitude. People like you should be taken into these hospitals and shown what it’s like. Take your head out of your backside and read the right pages of info and tell those thousands of families who have lost relatives your take on this COLD.

Bob

how old were they do you no if they had other issues u just beleive what you were told

WCowes

Wouldn’t anyone in a tier 3 area want to come for a break in an area without restrictions? Why hasn’t the tourist board picked up on this opportunity to promote the Isle of Wight? If they get together with Test and Trace they could bring over coaches of people with symptoms and have a stop at the testing centre on the way.

'Ad-enough!

I do so hope that you are being, (or trying to be) funny.

Opinions Matter

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit!!!!!!!

Ryde Reader

I saw a mainland coach go past me at the weekend, nearly every seat taken. So….. no social distancing on there. Mainland coach companies and local hoteliers are rubbing their hands with glee and seeing £ signs. Local Buses also pass me – I view the top floor. Nearly every one has people not wearing their masks – why isn’t the driver refusing to take them?
 

'Ad-enough!

I expect the drivers have been instructed to not challenge anyone, for fear of offending. I’m going to suggest to Southern Vectis that they put “bus marshals” on their vehicles, like they do on U.S. planes. What do you think?

Allchie

Laughable suggestion. Where are we going to get the resource to fulfil it and the finances to pay for it? Next you will be suggesting they carry guns!

'Ad-enough!

Volunteers who have been made redundant, like myself! I’d do it!

Duncan Disorderly

Sorry to hear that. I think the majority will want to pursue paid employment.

AMA

Excellent idea. Sky Marshall’s on aircrafts are usually armed :o)))

'Ad-enough!

Count me in. -Even if it’s just a tazer!

Opinions Matter

RR, yes, I agree with you totally. The driver of buses and coaches should make it perfectly clear to all passengers getting on, that masks must remain on for the entire time the passengers are on the vehicle. Failure will result in them being extracted!!!!!! As usual, too soft approach so people get away with it. If the Police happen to see many passengers on a bus or coach, they should stop it and board the vehicle and enquire why so many are not wearing face coverings.

'Ad-enough!

If I could give your comment 1,000,000 “likes”, I would, and I suspect many more agree with you.

Duncan Disorderly

Oh please, get a room.

Opinions Matter

Thanks!!!!!!!!

Allchie

Plenty of information already advising of this. Other boarding passengers need to have the minerals to challenge non-mask wearers as well as the driver. If they are exempt, fine. If we do what you suggest be prepared for bus journeys that take hours.

Mandy

This crisis has highlighted the fact some people are hugely selfish, they will have their holiday no matter what. They will say we want to help the lsland economy, that is absolute rubbish, they are only thinking about themselves.

ron

Got nothing to do with coach trips, if it was the hotel would be in quarantine. The youngsters are now are not interested in protecting themselves. So it is now up to the old and sick to stay at home and let herd immunity take control, it is now all about only the strong will survive,

Derek Howard

Here is one ‘ old person’ who will definitely NOT stay at home, I refuse to be intimidated by ‘project fear’ no matter where it rears its ugly head.

Simon

Best of luck with that.

Bob

Good man

Lol

Project fear? What a stupid comment. You WON’T have a choice when full lockdown is imposed. Good luck with that attitude you muppet.

Karn Evil 9

herd immunity doesn’t work with coronavirus. doh!

Bob

it does with a comon cold

Ed Down

You seem to be the only one still barking on about herd immunity. Everybody else has seen the proof that you can get it more than once.

Allchie

Ron, herd immunity in the way you suggest it should be applied won’t work. Impossible to protect the vulnerable during it and a death sentence for those at greatest risk. If not death there will be high levels of morbidity that our health service cannot deal with. The only way to work towards herd immunity is through a vaccine, but i doubt you are the type of person to believe in them.

Lol

Just put us on full lockdown already! Simple as that really. If people can’t follow simple rules then they are just selfish, stupid morons. Accept that this IS the new normal and just get over it. This should be treated as a reset button because this country is too obessed with wealth, status and vanity. People who think that this virus is made up are beyond saving and are messed up in the head!

Bob

people who beleive this lie are the weak ones who will roll over and take any think there told as the truth your giving up all your human rights if it was a real pandemic people would be dying all around you no matter what age sex colour. Im happy for you to lock your self away its your choice but im happy to get a cold and let my body fight it off like it does every year

Richard

The problem is that the hospitals fill up with people like you who will not die but have developed pneumonia. Covid attacks the lungs, it is nothing like a cold.
 
P.s. You have no idea what oppression is. Try living under a communist government and you’ll understand. Being asked to wear a mask and don’t mix with too many people is for everyone. Stop being so self centred. Would does not revolve around you.

Bob

People like me thats a bit racist aint it and ps we are already becoming communist state look around your being stripped of your human rights

Fed up

Let’s have some real facts, please. So 10 tested positive. How many were tested? Ten, twenty, hundred, thousand or what?

John

Walked past barbers in FRESHWATER today, customers sitting in there with no Masks on.
Also a customer having a haircut with no Mask on.
No one seems to be taking this seriously.

Bob

people have a choice to wear a mask they might all be exempt as long as u keep urs on then those sensible people with out one are protected

Duncan Disorderly

Sounds like you are saying its all someone else’s problem Ron. Take some responsibility why don’t you.

Duncan Disorderly

Oops, “Bob”.

AMA

Then that is the fault of the barber. He/She should be more robust and insist customers wear masks, its not only for the sake of safety for the customer but safety for staff. The law is on the barbers side.

'Ad-enough!

Hairdresser Marshals!

Level Phil

Irrespective of the number of cases in a given area, banning all non-essential travel would be a prudent measure.

Chris

I appreciate everyone’s views and the right to have them, but please come in with a open mind, the numbers we are receiving on the island in part are being bumped up by students in different area’s over the uk that still registered on the island, I believe unless im mistaken we currently have one case in St Mary’s. With out tourism with coach tours the island will go bust and there will be no Jobs when all the hotels and attractions go bust. So simply take the correct precautions when out and it won’t affect you!!!! Stop Scaremongering people… Read more »

Dave

I work in the hospitality industry and we cannot make people were masks.We get it all the time from group’s from all over the country .
We do try but we cannot enforce it.

'Ad-enough!

Hotel marshals!

Dismus

Reading most of these comments remind one of how nasty and selfish people can be, all very sad

Jurdy

Such a shame. Mainlanders coming to the Island for testing and the numbers are on the increase.
A friend of mine with an elderly mother had been trying for 8 days to get his mum checked out. He had been told that he needs to get her to Portsmouth …….. not allowed to use public transport. So why are North islanders allowed across the Solent. And why can’t the cricket ground testing facility be used by Islanders!

Concerned

There should be Covid Marshalls or better still police on the Ferry Ports in Southampton, Portsmouth, and Lymington checking where people have come from and turning back any from new Tier 3 Level area’s.
 
We don’t have the NHS facilities to cope with a major outbreak and if it happens then god help us all

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